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Governor's Press Conference
Our Kids Health - Cooper Institute Assessment InformationTexas Lawmakers Scale Back Fitness-Testing Requirements for SchoolsBecause of a $4 billion reduction in state financing for public education, and in an attempt to reduce state mandates at the district level, lawmakers enacted a new law which requires fitness testing only for students who are already enrolled in required physical education classes in elementary and middle school. No longer are schools required to test all students beginning in third grade as was mandated in previous legislation. In high school, the P.E. requirement is limited, which will mean the elimination of a large amount of data that researchers wanted to analyze. “School districts are aware of the need for student fitness — and understand the connection between academic achievement and physical health,” said Jackie Lain, the associate executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards. But she said the costs of implementing the test for all students simply outweighed the benefits. Steven Kelder, co-director of the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University Of Texas School Of Public Health in Austin states, “It was hoped the Fitnessgram® data could show schools: If they devoted more resources to physical fitness, they could see their academic performance improve.”
Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, the students *required* to be tested with FITNESSGRAM annually include those in grades 3-12 participating in any of the following classes or activities:
• Physical Education
• Off-Campus Physical Education
• Drill team (Flames)
• Dance/Aerobics (when used to meet the physical activity requirement in K-8)
• Marching band
Schools should consider testing all of their students in grades 3-12, if feasible. Please also include each student's PEIMS Identification in the data import process.